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Be Inspired: Lessons I’ve learned from becoming a better organizer

Uncategorized Oct 23, 2020

I found my passion for organizing once I discovered some really wonderful benefits. My pre-professional organizer life, I proudly admitted that I “did things my way” believing that being organized seemed stifling and boring. I envisioned the homes of those who considered themselves organized to perpetually look like the “after” of an HGTV home makeover show……although I had never personally met anyone whose home actually looked like that.

I did take notice of those who seemed to have it together achieving super accomplished days. I would notice the mom who was fully dressed, hair done and makeup on while dropping her kids off at school whereas I sat in the safety of my vehicle in the drop-off lane. I didn’t dare leave my vehicle wearing my flannel pajama pants circa 1999, sweatshirt with no bra and eyeglasses from 3 prescriptions ago.

I became intrigued. How’d she do it? I then realized the only difference between she and I was that she planned her day which gave her more time and freedom and my “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” attitude was way more stifling and boring than I was willing to admit.

Think about it…..once her kids are dropped off at school, she’s free to go about her day and I am still an hour or two from starting mine.

In a series of life events, I learned a few lessons along the way:

  • Pre-planning my day is necessary to get more time out of it. I simply use a notebook and calendar.
  • Waking up before my children is a MUST! It makes mornings less hectic.
  • It’s not a mother’s (or father’s) job to “do it all”. Delegate duties, hire or barter help for the tasks you don’t like to do.
  • Decide what’s important to you and give yourself permission to say no to the things that are not on that list.
  • Minimize your time on “time-wasters”….social media, tv, negative people.
  • Budget your money.
  • Make time in your day to spend with family and a little downtime for yourself.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning.
  • Time is the most valuable asset we have. Be purposeful with every minute you’re given.
  • A house feels more like a home when you either USE or LOVE every item in it.
  • Choose 3-5 daily tasks and do them. I’m always amazed how the smallest changes make the biggest impact.

May you find your own wonderful benefits of incorporating a little organization into your life!

Thank you for reading One Organized Mama!

-Janel

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